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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Sep 9, 2003 12:20pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: New streaming feature

As you might have noticed, there is now an option to stream recordings that have MP3 files. I'd love it if people could test it out and report whether or not it works for them. I'm particularly interested in knowing how the buffering works.

Thanks in advance for any feedback you all can provide,

Jon

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Sep 10, 2003 2:56am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: New streaming feature

Unfortunately, I can't get songs streaming properly from my 1.5mbps DSL connection (large amounts of caching partway through songs in WinAmp 2.X on Win2K), but it looks like that's because of the Archive's slow download speeds right now - it can only give 20k/sec in throughput, so even on a faster connection, that's not enough for a smooth stream.

When more bandwidth arrives (what's the ETA on that?) I'll test again - it should work OK with the 128kbps tunes, but if tunes are encoded at higher bitrates and not converted for streaming, I'm guessing there may be some problems. We'll have to see!

This post was modified by simon c on 2003-09-10 09:56:53

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Poster: Tribe Date: Sep 10, 2003 1:37pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: New streaming feature

It pre-buffers....stalls...pre-buffers....in an endless loop until the tune is over on iTunes.

Tribe

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Sep 11, 2003 12:38am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: New streaming feature

Yeah, everyone is experiencing this - it's a combination of our outgoing bandwidth (just not fast enough) and the fact that most of the MP3s are encoded at a high bitrate (64kbps would be ideal for streaming).

More bandwidth on the way, so we'll see how that goes.

Jon